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Fruit & Granola Chia Pudding Bowl

I have never been a huge breakfast eater. It is not that I do not like breakfast foods, I do. I guess my body is still asleep even if I am not. However, I am trying to break that habit of skipping breakfast.

This bowl is perfect for someone who is not used to eating breakfast. It is full of nutrients, yet, not heavy feeling. I am really liking this bowl of goodness.

  • 1/4-1/2 c Chia seed pudding
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 c strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 c homemade granola

Note: You could prep this in mason jars for quick grab-n-go breakfast or snack. Then you have no excuses for not eating breakfast.

Layer ingredients: Chia Seed Pudding, Fruit, Granola.

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Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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The Chunky Monkey

My husband bought me a Vitamix for Christmas. I am so excited to be using it today. This recipe is designed for two, but can be modified for more. I initially made it into a smoothie, but then you would have to delete the chunky part, because it was incredibly smooth and creamy. So I thought I would change it up to a breakfast bowl. Then you can choose how you would prefer to eat/drink your breakfast, with a straw or a spoon.

Then I thought, this does not have to be for breakfast, it could be a snack or a dessert. So I had to change the title from Chunky Monkey Breakfast Bowl to just: The Chunky Monkey, because you can make it or it eat any way or time you want.

Note: If blending for a smoothie I would add 3-4 ice cubes to give it more of a cold shake feel, or you can use frozen bananas.

  • 3/4 c almond milk
  • 1 tbsp almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 tsp monk fruit
  • 1 tsp raw cacao
  • bananas (2-4)

Combine, milk, nut butter, dates and cacao in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk if needed to bring to your desired consistency. Taste for sweetness. If needed, add another date.

Place sliced banana(s) in bowls. Pour blended mixture over bananas. Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

Note: You can store any leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Smoothie

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